2015 International Student Green Car Competition, South Korea
In a Felicitation Programme organized by Vel Tech Dr. RR & Dr. SR. Technical University, Chennai, Mr. Kyungsoo Kim, Consulate General of the Republic of Korea, Chennai, as Chief Guest gave away the certificates and Cash award of Rs 10000 to each student of the winning team. This award was over and above the participation and Prize amount of 10,500,000 Korean Won given to the university by International Student Green Car Competition Organizing Committee- Korea Automobile Testing & Research Institute, Korea Transportation Safety Authority,Samjon-ro, Songsan-myeon, Hwaseong, Gyeonggi-do- Korea Auto-Vehicle Safety Association: 02-581-8015 (Ji-Hee Yang),: Korea Auto-Vehicle Safety Association, Rm. No. 916, Hyundai Dream Tower, 923-14, Mok-dong, Yangcheon-gu, Seoul.
The function was held in Mahatma Gandhi Auditorium at University campus and presided by Founder Chancellor & President Dr.R.Rangarajan and Vice Chancellor Dr.Beela Satyanarayana Vel Tech Dr. RR & Dr.SR. Technical University, Chennai ,the only university from India that participated and won the Best of Best under the category “Creative Technology” in 2015 International Student Green Car Competition that was held on 29th and 30th May 2015 in South Korea at Korea Automobile Testing & Research Institute (Songsan-myeon Hwaseong Gyeonggi-Do,),sponsored by Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs, car makers, part makers, etc.
This international Competition is held every year to help college students better understand automobile safety and environment and promote new technology, to help secure green car manufacturing and safety technologies through competition and to increase cooperation among college students and enhance their sense of challenge. 65 Universities from across the world including some of the World Top ranking Universities participated in the competition.
The competition is held for two categories: Electric Vehicles and Hybrid Vehicles. Students of Vel Tech
Dr. RR & Dr. SR. Technical University designed and manufactured a Hybrid Vehicle according to the competition rules for automobiles that use up to 4 batteries for automobiles as a power source. (Charging systems using internal combustion engines).Manufacture of vehicle took 2 months. A team of 14 students worked round the clock to achieve this mammoth task with precision that brought this coveted award of Best of Best under the category “Creative Technology” in 2015 International Student Green Car Competition. Student Raman Suresh Shendge presently doing M.Tech Programme in IC Engines at Vel Tech University was the captain of the team and Ramesh was the driver of the vehicle for this Competition.
The creative cars participating in this competition are designed and manufactured by the students themselves and are evaluated stringently (with negative marks as penalty) on each of the prescribed racetracks in terms of their endurance performance and safety performance. These cars are manufactured as 4-wheel drive cars, and have a free-standing structure whether stopped or running. If one or more wheels are off the ground while the car is going straight, such cars are disqualified .To maintain road grip, suspension is required. All four wheels must contact the ground when the car is stopped, moving straight or running on a curve .The size and weight of the car must be as follows: Overall length: 4.0m or less (length) Overall width: 1.7m or less (width) Wheel base: 1.0m or more (distance between the front wheel and the rear wheel) Tread: 0.5m or more (distance between the central points of wheels) Weight: The car must weigh more than 150kg without the driver. The powertrain and electrical devices must be water-proof and the participating car must have clearance of at least 50mm between any part of the body except the tire and the suspension and the ground when it is unladen.
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